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συρφετ-ός , ,
A.anything dragged or swept together, sweepings, refuse, litter, χόρτος καὶ ς. Hes.Op.606, cf. Call.Ap.109, Plu.2.97f; συρφετὸν ἡγεῖσθαί τι ib.811e; “ς. ῥημάτωνJul.Or.7.218c; cf. “σύρμα1.2.
2. metaph., mixed crowd, mob, rabble, “ς. δούλωνPl.Grg.489c; τῷ πολλῷ ς. to the many-headed mob, Id.Tht.152c; ἐλθεῖν εἰς τοιοῦτον ς. Euphro 10.6, cf. Jul.Or.5.173a.
b. of a single person, one of the mob, οὐ κομψός, ἀλλὰ ς. Pl.Hp.Ma.288d:—hence as Adj., of or like the mob, vulgar, Simp. in Epict. p.86 D., Sch.Hermog. in Rh.4.40 W.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 606
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 152c
    • Plato, Gorgias, 489c
    • Plato, Greater Hippias, 288d
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